Being overweight or obese is a major risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. Eating and drinking too many calories, including from soft drinks, can contribute to weight gain, which in turn increases the risk of diabetes.

A balanced lifestyle is key to successful weight management. Like all food and drink, soft drinks with sugar can be consumed in moderation as long as people don’t consume them to excess.

For those who want to reduce their calorie and sugar intake, we offer a variety of great-tasting drinks with reduced, low or no sugar and calories, like Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Fanta Zero and Sprite Zero. It’s also why we offer many of our drinks in small pack sizes. We provide information on how much sugar and how many calories are in our beverages, so people can choose what makes sense for them and their families.

We recommend that anyone concerned about the risk of diabetes contact their doctor.

For further information, take a look Diabetes UK